My View ‘From My Window’

By Helen Smith

(Dec. 10) This Saturday morning, the view from my window was so pretty.

The ground was white with frost and the field across the road was also a picture to see. The stubble from the cornstalks were peeping up through a blanket of white frost that looked like a snow this morning.

My thermometer in the back window said 20 degrees. The sun shining so bright on the frost made it sparkle like rhinestones on a beautiful lady’s dress.

As I sit in my chair and drink my cup of coffee, the steam from it rises and circles like thin clouds, and I remember that the Bible tells us that our life is like a vapor — it is here then gone so quickly. I see so many lessons of life from the simple small thing.

All of my small plants are thriving in the east window as the sun comes in each morning. I have collected a lot of “small” planters from yard sales, etc., and pot them to give as gifts.

I really enjoy doing this. It’s like I go to my garden each morning and see how they are growing. If they need water or maybe just telling them how beautiful they are.  I know, you think I’m a crazy old woman, but that’s OK too. Everything and everyone needs praise from time to time.

My coffee is getting cold, so I have to drink it and think about breakfast. That’s about all I want to do this morning — is “think about it,” but the day has begun and I must go and face what this day has in store and be so thankful that I have another one given me.

As I leave today I want to quote from the 23rd Psalm: 1-3: “The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restoreth my soul.”

Until next time may you have a great week, and God bless you all!